This month’s challenge is to write something beginning with “My favorite colour tastes like…”

Today’s writing comes to us from Cathy MacKenzie. Her most recent publication, BETWEEN THESE PAGES, is a compilation of 18 short stories. The book is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

 

 My Favourite Colour

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My favourite colour tastes like death and demise,

the evil that lingers behind the light at night

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It’s the dark in the day and shades of grey

of living and dying

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It’s hard and firm, chokes one up

and leaves a film upon one’s tongue

that lashes out at all in sight

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It’s the soiled, the wicked,

the disastrous, the disgraceful,

the dishonourable

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It’s grim and hopeless, angry,

illegal and sinister,

the Devil in all of us

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It’s the dank in the darkness,

the smell of skunk and

spiders, dead and alive

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It’s a pelt marred by a steak of white

like lightning rushing through the night

to wake the dead

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It’s six feet under in a rotten pine box

so cheaply made, disintegrating

and disappearing to dust

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It’s the bits that fly in the air

when a body sleeps

and stirs to shake off the fallen unknown

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It’s morning before the sun

when dusk still prevails

and eyes can’t adjust to the slew

of shadows swarming by

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It’s when dawn tries to open its eyes

and yawns a morning sigh

and awakens those

who dream of nightmares

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Its name is known and it’s the doom,

the evil that takes over the good—

Satan in the garden

who spews and stills the world

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I’ll come for you when your time is due

and you can’t stop the pitch,

the coal, the burning coal,

or the enemy who seeks to destroy

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You must wait for day to wake

to brush away the cold

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My name is Black

and I may leave,

but I’ll be back.

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The Spot Writers – our members:

 

RC Bonitz

http://www.rcbonitz.com

 

Val Muller

http://www.valmuller.com/blog/

Catherine A. MacKenzie

 

http://writingwicket.wordpress.com/wicker-chitter/

 

Melinda Elmore

http://www.authormelindaelmore.blogspot.com/